Loose Specimen

Loose Specimen Card

Loose Specimen is a 5 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion Beast card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Deal 6 damage randomly split among other friendly minions.

Flavor Text

You leave Deathstalker Rexxar alone in the lab for TWO minutes…

Loose Specimen Card Review

If you drop it on the empty board, it’s a 5 mana 6/6. But would any deck actually want a vanilla 5 mana 6/6? Exactly, I don’t think so.

If you have actual minions on the board, then this absolutely sucks, it’s unplayable.

So in order for this to work, you need minions that actually benefit from getting damaged. For example, if you have Acolyte of Pain on the board, then this might make sense. Or, I don’t know, Warrior minions such as Armorsmith or Frothing Berserker, but assuming that you have enough other minions so they won’t likely die. Maybe you can use it to activate Blackhowl Gunspire? But the thing is, the card usually dies right after it’s played, because if you play it, your opponent knows that you have lots of ways to activate it.

Maybe use it in Egg/Bomb deck to sort of activate the Deathrattles while putting a big body on the board?

It might not be AS bad as it first seems, but it still doesn’t seem good. You would need a really specific deck that wants to damage/kill own minions for it to be good, but even then the 5 mana cost makes it hard to combo with stuff immediately.

Card rating: 4/10

15 Comments

  1. Soxaldinho
    August 5, 2018 at 8:30 am

    My Emeriss Hunter deck would work, Emeriss would make this 12/12, the beast tag means it works with tundra rhino, and with a 4/10 TR and Emeriss on the board, 5 damage wpuld barely make a dent.

  2. Beruke
    August 3, 2018 at 12:46 am

    I think it will be good with Grim Patron

  3. Eogard
    August 2, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Good for Hunter deck with Gobelin Bombs

  4. ShoM
    August 1, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Its weak on its own but has applications if the self harming warrior deck ever takes off. Also just about good when played with an acolyte of pain

  5. Some Dude
    August 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Anyone who has the warrior legend from witchwood will be happy to try this out, if you happen to have the gunspire out alone it’s 18 dmg, not bad I guess

  6. Omnitarian
    August 1, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    You can do cool things if you have a “when this minion takes damage…” card out. Or, obviously, if your board is empty this is stronger than vanilla. But not as strong as it oughtta be. Even a 7/6 would have made this compelling.

  7. ed31
    August 1, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Combo with acolyte of pain, eternium rover (specially with something magnetized). This is obv. a combo card, can’t see why it gets soo low ranking 4/5

    • Daweed
      August 1, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Me to, it is so good with the new warrior card (6mana 2/5) or acolyte or any other cards.This is a specific card and is very good.
      4/5

  8. Mrthejazz
    August 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    For those of us who like to kill ourselves in style.

    • Ocrus
      August 1, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      it says minions, if u wipe the board before playing this its just a 5 mana 6/6

  9. TheThreather
    August 1, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    So it is a strong beast (6/6) but it is not better than highmane. 2/5

  10. Telim Tor
    August 1, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    It’s good in a hunter deck considering the new hunter legendary and other cards that drop 0/2 goblin bombs.

  11. MockRock
    August 1, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Why is this Epic? Who’s going to be happy to pull an Epic and see this? Next.

  12. Jed
    August 1, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Arena card. Trade you other minions play a 5 mana 6/6

    2/5

  13. Orasha
    August 1, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Potentially another deathrattle activator, but it seems a little slow and maybe not worth a deck slot.

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